‘Arnold read his beemail, ‘No! The Bullyfrog is back!
He’s blaming bees-es for his sneezes, threatening to attack!
He plans to bullydoze the bees and drive them far out west;
Demands we meet him at the hive, if we know what is best.’
Barnabas is back and this time he plans to bullydoze the bees. Having all been bullied before, will
Nosh and his friends have the courage to save them…or will the bullyfrog bullydoze them too?
Springtime on our farm is an explosion of yellow flowers and perfume that attracts millions of bees. These little hard workers come to pollinate the flowers, which starts the growth of the macadamia nuts. There are millions of people in this world who also work hard and want to achieve great things. Sometimes bullies get in the way, preventing them from what they need or love to do.
In Barnabas the Bullyfrog, Nosh the Nutmobile and friends have to guide Barnabas away from his mean bullying ways, and confidently overcome their own experiences of bullying to do so. Download this useful tool to further explore the meaning behind the story and encourage children to approach bullying with persistence, courage and self-belief. Check out Glen Singleton bringing the characters to life in this great video!
Here's the back blurb:
'Chugging home he spied a fellow in red,
a beard on his chin, dancing hat on his head.
Nosh screeched to a halt, his eyes stretched wide,
there stood Santa, nine reindeer by his side.'
In this merry adventure, Nosh the Nutmobile comes face to face with Santa and his reindeer. Unfortunately the reindeer have munched too many macadamias are are too fat to fly. With the magic of Christmas, Nosh takes to the skies and helps Santa deliver Christmas gifts ... but will he deliver them all in time?
...and what inspired us to write it:
Christmas is a magical time but also one when we are likely to over-indulge, especially on our macadamias! While we were decorating our tree, this got us thinking - just what if Santa's reindeer dropped by the Bromet family farms, over-indulged too, and were too heavy to fly? This third adventure in the Nutmobile series reminds us of the true meaning behind Christmas and celebrates all that is magical, marvelous, woolly and weird!
...and read between the lines:
In this merry adventure, Nosh learns about the true gift of giving. To further explore the meaning behind this story please return to this site in December when we will upload a useful tool to 'Nut it out with Nosh'.
'Then up piped Max from behind the wheel,
This dear friends is a Nutmobile!'
'A What-mobile?', 'No, a Nutmobile!
Just look at those nuts, he's a Nutmobile!'
All are very excited when Nosh the Nutmobile arrives at Macadamia House, for never have they seen a Nutmobile before.
Soon after his arrival, the weather takes a turn for the worse...but can Nosh the Nutmobile save his new found friends from the rising floods?
In 2010/2011, floods devastated parts of Australia's east coast. Our Macadamia farm in Bauple, Queensland was no exception. However, we have rebuilt, and to celebrate the year of the farmer and the year of reading, we launched our first book in the Nutmobile series. In 'All Aboard the Nutmobile!', Nosh is faced with similar challenges - he must embrace his new life and save his friends from the rising waters.
In All Aboard the Nutmobile, Nosh overcomes the challenge of a new beginning and dealing with change. Download this useful tool to further explore the meaning behind the story and encourage kids to overcome their own tricky challenges. You can also go behind the scenes with illustrator Glen Singleton and see how the book was made!
"The humour and creatures used within the books are authentically Australian...with his bulging headlight eyes and a broad bumper-bar grin, Nosh could very well enter the realm of Blinky Bill or Dorothy the Dinosaur as the new favourite character of Aussie kids", Queensland Country Life.
All adventures in the children's Nutmobile series are inspired by real events that take place on our Macadamia farms. The books are aimed at children 3 years and up and are brought to life by a quirky cast of Australian animals and Nosh the Nutmobile.
Combining humorous rhymes and vibrant illustrations, the books not only entertain but educate; instilling healthy morals that children can apply in tackling their own tricky challenges.
All books in the Macadamia House Nutmobile series can be purchased in our online shop, with an ebook version to be available soon.
‘A cow, it’s a cow, a whole herd – fancy that!’
And right at that moment, Pete rolled through a pat.
‘Moooove out, moooove out,’ came the farmer’s loud shout,
But the grass on the farm was greener, no doubt.
Nosh returns with his furry crew in this second adventure, as they gear up for the Macadamia harvest. All are very excited to take part in the Harvest Race - including newcomer Pistol Pete, the harvester - but when a herd of cows come thundering into the orchard, the race comes to a grinding halt. All is lost until Nosh has an idea...but will the cows moooooove out?
The Harvest Race is the follow up to the successful children's book 'All Aboard the Nutmobile!'
Every harvest is indeed a race against the hogs, the cockatoos and the weather. Last harvest we had another problem – cows! They managed to break through a fence and while grazing, trampled nuts, broke trees and deposited large cowpats throughout the orchard. The second book in the Nutmobile series celebrates the harvest season and brings to life other colourful experiences on our macadamia farms. Check out Farmer B's 'Harvest Time' video in which he sums up the harvest process from start to finish.
In the Harvest Race, Nosh discovers that he doesn't always have to come first in order to succeed. Download this useful tool to further explore the meaning behind the story; one that reminds us all that if we do our best and help others, the rewards will follow.